Spitting in the Face of Uncle Sam: Part II

Wednesday, September 12, AD 2012

 

Yesterday I wrote a post, which may be read here, detailing how an Egyptian mob, inflamed by allegations about a movie attacking Mohammed, stormed our embassy.  The embassy issued a truly craven statement apologizing for the fact that Americans in this country still enjoy freedom of speech:

The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.

When it became obvious that many Americans found this cowardly in the extreme, the embassy initially stood behind its statement with these tweets:

This morning’s condemnation (issued before protest began) still stands. As does our condemnation of unjustified breach of the Embassy.

We condemn the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims— US Embassy Cairo (@USEmbassyCairo) September 11, 2012

The embassy has since deleted these tweets, not realizing what a futile action this is in the age of the internet.

Mitt Romney has responded:

 “I’m outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi.  It’s disgraceful that the Obama administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.”

After remaining silent throughout the day, the Obama administration finally responded….to Mitt Romney:

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26 Responses to Spitting in the Face of Uncle Sam: Part II

  • Obama is doing a marvelous job of projecting an aura of American weakness. The history of the last 60 years shows that things don’t go well in the world when America is perceived as weak.

  • It’s much worse than 79′. Instead of a few hostages the entire country, U.S., is held hostage by this UN-American administration. This is Carter on Steroids.

  • Just read that the American ambassador in Libya was gunned down by rocket fire while trying to flee the embassy by Muslim extremists.

    No response from our glorious comrade President.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/12/us-libya-usa-attack-idUSBRE88B0EI20120912

  • May these tragedies, however deplorable, be a reminder to the American people of what it means to have demanded a leader like that of European nations. 1st Samuel chapter 8 – we want a king like the other nations! November 6th – defeat the godless man of sin and depravity!

  • More objectivity needed. We must be fair even if to evil doers like Obama. Yes…the responses in this incident are perverted and sycophantic but do we blame the Pope for everything a distant Bishop or a nearby Cardinal Sodano might say. Obama has given full support to the criticized drone program which has taken out key Al Qaeda leaders and he has made tough decisions in terms of Pakistan relations in the Bin Laden case. His military committment to Afghanistan has probably lost him votes on the left. Attack him all day…but with standards you would use for the Pope or a good US leader. Don’t alter your criteria based on a general revulsion.

  • Does anyone think that an Embassy under George Bush would have issued this feckless a statement? No, Barack Obama did not directly issue these statements. But wake up and recognize that he sets the tone, and those under him surely reflect his general attitude.

  • Paul,
    I think Democrats have a wider spectrum of ideologues within their regimes…ranging from militarists like Panetta to outright anti war people….all democrats. Republicans have a much narrower and focused population in their regimes. Were Obama similar to some of his spokesmen in this incident, there would be no drone program. The dems tent is very wide.

  • Bill, it is his administration and his people. The idea that this statement is divorced completely from Obama is farcical.

    BTW, here’s a line from the official Obama statement:

    While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants.

    Not as mushy as what the embassy put out, it’s still needlessly apologetic.

  • Not as mushy as what the embassy put out, it’s still needlessly apologetic.

    What the administration is saying is yes, that violence is bad, but you know what? The US has done some violent stuff too. It’s all bad.

    Maybe what Obama should do is vow to work tirelessly and never sleep until US drones seek out and bring that filmmaker to justice for making such a terrible film. Maybe then the Islamists will be appeased…

  • I just checked MSNBC and they are criticizing Romney for “jumping the gun” and praising Obama for his patience in responding.

    It’s Bizarro World.

  • The Muslims in Libya are now parading the corpse of the U.S. Ambassador on the streets of Bengazi.

  • Has anyone noticed that President Obama condemned Romney first before ever condemning the attacks in Egypt and Libya?

  • Paul,
    I could one day lose real estate on the NY harbor if Al Qaeda contaminates the area with a dirty bomb. I like that Obama and a contingent of his people kills them…unrelentingly. I didn’t and won’t vote for him. But I like that he kills terrorists…and in one case delivered one to the bottom of the ocean much like Jehu trampling Jezebel before dogs ate her. Painting him as purely weak would be like painting John Paul II based on some of his appointees like the sexually defective Cardinal Groer in Austria or the tricky Cardinal Law in Boston. I will never vote for Obama. But I love that he kills terrorists. To forget the good and only remember the bad is not appropriate.

  • At least the Secretary of State isn’t playing any verbal games:

    “Let me be clear: There is no justification for this. None.”

    Clinton also said, “As long as there are those who would take innocent life in the name of God, the world will never know a true and lasting peace.”

    Guess we know who wears the pants in that administration.

  • The most stupid thing anyone’s ever said in 2012: This campaign is about jobs, jobs, and jobs.

    The most stupid thing anyone ever said in 2008 (up until the crash): This campaign is about Iraq, Iraq, and Iraq.

    (OK, maybe any sentence with the word “Kenya” in it was stupider, but you get my point. The world is going to do what it does, and a campaign has to be ready to address everything. And that’s fitting, because an administration has to be ready to address everything.)

  • “Has anyone noticed that President Obama condemned Romney first before ever condemning the attacks in Egypt and Libya?”

    Obama is clear Tito on who his real enemy is!

  • I think Democrats have a wider spectrum of ideologues within their regimes…ranging from militarists like Panetta to outright anti war people….all democrats. Republicans have a much narrower and focused population in their regimes.

    Um….not really. There are a good number of Ron Paul and Paleo types that are anti-militarist.

    Far more, I would say, than there are pro-life Democrats.

  • According to the Wall Street Journal, the film depicts the Muslim prophet Muhammed as a “womanizer, pedophile and fraud”. — a depiction bound to offend many Muslims.

    Of course, the Israeli-American producer is right. One can criticise him for his blindness to unforeseen circumstances, but the truth is the truth. That doesn’t justify the whimpering response from the Obama administration.

    Tony H. @ 6.27 am. is dead right. I think there are many Americans who don’t understand that point, probably sequestered away in their cosy beureuacratic, out-of-touch lives. Its too late when the front line is in your own back yard.

  • For your enjoyment here is audio of an open mic that captures the press coordinating questions for Romney regarding Libya and Egypt

    “no matter who he calls on we’re covered”

    http://www.therightscoop.com/exclusive-open-mic-captures-press-coordinating-questions-for-romney-no-matter-who-he-calls-on-were-covered/

    And for your further enjoyment, here is footage of the over the top hostile questioning at Romney’s press conference. Never seen anything close to this done to Obama, or even his press secretary Jay Carney

    FULL PRESS CONFERENCE: Mitt Romney’s statement on Libya and Egypt and Q&A

    http://www.therightscoop.com/full-press-conference-mitt-romneys-statement-on-libya-and-egypt/

    Romney would have gotten better questions if he was talking to a pile of rocks

  • The sovereignty of the United States is violated. Diplomatic immunity has been breeched. The president’s personal representatives are murdered and dragged through the streets because they represent the president. The heads of Libya and Egypt are not apologizing, nor are any other nations sending sympathy. They burnt the American Flag. Those dead ambassadors represent Obama. Obama is the one they want, not because he is Obama, but because he is head of the U.S. Demand an appropriate apology and send them no money. Oh, that’s right they own us.

  • Um….not really. There are a good number of Ron Paul and Paleo types that are anti-militarist.

    Paul voters amount to about 11% of the Republican electorate.

  • Mary de Voe wrote, “The heads of Libya and Egypt are not apologizing…”

    Mr Mohammed el-Megarif, the interim president of Libya has done just that. He “described the attack as “cowardly” and offered his condolences on the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens and the three other Americans. Speaking to reporters, he vowed to bring the culprits to justice and maintain his country’s close relations with the United States.”

  • Since Libya is in chaos a fat lot of good his apology does. A better question to ask is to wonder why the consulate security in Benghazi was left to Libyan mercenaries rather than to US Marines, since Libya has largely been chaotic since the revolution against Khaddaffi. An elite anti-terrorist force of 50 Marines is now being sent in after the fact. If we had a true news media in this country instead of unpaid Obama press agents, that is precisely the type of question they would be yelling at Obama at every venue, a charming habit they have only when the President is a Republican.

  • Thank you Michael Paterson-Seymour.

    I was looking for more from the world community, but I guess it is dangerous to get to close to America.

    Bloodguilt. The American ambassador was put to death because he was an American and not for any crime of his own or any crime of Americans, except that we as American citizens exist as our own sovereign nation. I was gratified that Gov. Romney used the terms “sovereign” and “principle”. An act of war plain and simple. While it may be a religious war to impose Islam, nonetheless, it is a religious war. If it is a religious war for God, then let God fight it. If it is a religious war against God, then, all men must resist and wage peace.

    Our president, Barack Obama has chosen to take the immoral high ground and offered the olive branch of peace by apologizing for our existence. Apologizing for America’s existence and excusing the militant Muslims is inviting terrorism. When the salt has lost it flavor, what is left, but to throw the salt that has lost it savor out and trample it underfoot.

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Spitting in the Face of Uncle Sam

Tuesday, September 11, AD 2012

 

Today on the eleventh anniversary of 9-11 an Egyptian mob stormed our embassy in Cairo and burned our flag.  The rioters were offended by a film that they allege is insulting to Mohammed.  The ringing response of our embassy to this insult to this country on today of all days?  An announcement perhaps that the US will no longer waste sending billions of dollars a year in foreign aid to a people who obviously despise us?   A recall of our ambassador?  A warning to the Egyptian government that repetitions of this type of behavior will lead to a severing of diplomatic relations?

No, after getting down on their hands and knees presumably, this is what the officials at our embassy said:

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39 Responses to Spitting in the Face of Uncle Sam

  • Well, let me start by hurting some religious feelings.

    Islam is a false religion and Allah is NOT God and Mohammed is a false prophet.

    Christianity is the only true religion, Yahweh is the only God and Jesus Christ is His only begotten Son.

  • Outside of the issue the Muslims attacking US embassies / consulates on this anniversary of 9/11, we have to recognize that Christendom Herself is in a two way struggle between militant Islam in the Middle East and atheist humanism in Western Europe and North America. We ain’t winning any battles, folks. Yes, we know the end of the story – Jesus does win. But I hope He returns soon in the Parousia because right now I don’t see much hope. Maybe I am too pessimistic.

  • That’s why I thank God for people like you, Donald, who see hope when I am blind.

  • You are not blind Paul, you merely hear the trumpet a little after I do! Life is a glorious adventure. Often hard, sometimes dangerous, but always an adventure. I try to live my life by these words of Theodore Roosevelt:

    Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those timid spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.

  • Interestng that you use that quote, Donald. Right after I made a decision to study for the diaconate, I had chest pains this July and was put in the hospital for installation of cardiac stents, and was diagnosed with diabetes. I started exercising and dieting after that, and two had a half weeks ago tore my left quadriceps off my knee cap. Now I am on crutches, but this too shall pass. Then I see all the crap with the DNC and this mess with how the Administration ingratiates itself with the enemies of liberty – those who attacked us on 9/11 – and I do and say what comes naturally. We have a good country. The doctors and nurses who worked on me are the best. My employer was fantastic. My priest came right away on both hospital occasions to hear my Confession. And all this that makes our nation great is denigrated by that demagogue Chicago gangster. People gave their lives on and after 9/11 for our freedom. The Administration’s response to how the Muslim fanatics treat their memory is abominable – or should I say Obominable? So maybe my reaction is an all mixed up – sorry.

  • My prayers for your swift recovery Paul!

  • Dr. Krauthammer has the appropriate response.

  • Instapundit suspects that our foreign policy is now being run according to this Klavan video:

  • I don’t know if any of you have seen the film by Dinesh D’Souza 2016 Obama’s America, I have not yet but plan to.

    However I saw him speak on TV (C-span I think) promoting the film and after listening to him I think it’s the first time I actually understand Obama. One insightful thing he said was it’s not that Obama is trying to get outcome “A” (restore the economy, increase jobs, etc.) but because he is inept he is getting outcome “B” instead (increased govt dependency, massive regulation, etc.) But he is actually trying to achieve outcome “B”. He is in fact wildly successful in terms of what he has set out to do.

    Obviously he was much more in-depth than that, but it was the main take home I got out of it.

    Another interesting thing he also said was as we can remember Regan for helping end communism; we will remember Obama as helping to establish a new Islamic caliphate.

  • Loss of words.

    Obama is behaving like a sniveling buffoon.

  • Don. Obama plans on visiting Cairo soon to make a formal apology.
    Ok. Cheap shot, however let’s remember: “We are not a Christian nation…”
    I did see 2016 movie. Please make an effort to view this work.
    The conclusions are sound im my opinion.

  • By the grace and mercy of God, Obama will be defeated this November. I can’t image having to endure another four years of this guy, but as always, God’s will be done.

    Don, if I may, there’s a web site called Locutions to the World which is very interesting. I give no opinion for or against – I’ll just leave it up to the individual. Monsignor John Esseff, a diocesan priest of Scranton, Pa., was ordained in 1953. In 1959, Padre Pio became his spiritual director. For many years, he was the spiritual director for Mother Teresa of Calcutta. He claims that for many years, he has been the spiritual director for a special soul who allegedly is receiving locutions from Our Lady. Of special interest is nos. 146, 166, 359 & 360. http://www.locutions.org/

  • “Islam is a false religion and Allah is NOT God and Mohammed is a false prophet.”

    I’ll concede on the Islam being a false religion and Mohammed being a false prophet. However, Allah is just the Arabic word for God. In Catholic bible translation in Arabic the word for God is Allah.

  • It’s pretty obvious that that statement couldn’t have been worse in tone and content. Isn’t it laughable though when read in context of the Obama administration at home? These people are so irony impaired I would say it’s funny, but it’s actually dangerous. Scoundrels.

  • I second what RL says.

  • “Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others”
    And has anyone done anything about the killing of hundreds of Christians by Boko Haram?
    The response is deafeningly silent!!

  • It is shameful that Obama hasn’t the cojones to get up and denounce this attack on American sovereignty. I just read an article where Sarah Palin has spoken out on this – she’s twice the man Obama is, and she’s a woman.
    It must be getting close to the point, with the attacks on Christains in Egypt, Sudan, Nigeria, Tunisia and Ethiopia, where Christians will rise up and defend this naked religious persecution, sponsored by the likes of Saudi Arabia, who are spending billions in developing and populating mosques in all areas of the christian/western world – even down her in Oz and NZ.
    Bring on the Crusade???

  • Thank you, Greg M., for the clarification on the literal meaning of the word “Allah.” I should have said that the caricature of God as presented in the Quran is NOT God.

    Thank you for prayers, Donald M. et al.

    And thank the Lord Jesus for our heroes and heroines – whether from the US or from Don the K’s Australia or from England or wherever who still believe in the Lord and who still believe that freedom is worth fighting for, regardless of the Obama Administration’s ingratiation of itself with Islamic militants of death and destruction.

  • Or is it New Zealand – sorry, just took my meds – brain damage!

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  • Although I doubt there is much distinction between the political appointees and the permanent government in their basic dispositions, the following should be noted.

    1. It is doubtful that press releases by embassies abroad are routed to the President’s desk for pre-approval.

    2. The ambassador in Egypt is a career foreign service officer and has held ambassadorial appointments under three administrations.

    The best construction you can put on this is that it was an inept and fairly undignified effort to defuse an anticipated attack. The worst construction you can put on this is that our diplomatic corps is chock-a-bloc with post-Americans and poltroons who did not experience the indignity at all. Your call.

  • “The worst construction you can put on this is that our diplomatic corps is chock-a-bloc with post-Americans and poltroons who did not experience the indignity at all. ”

    I believe that is the true construction to put on it Art. Considering the importance of our Cairo embassy, an attack on it on the anniversary of 9-11 I rather suspect went very far up the chain, to Clinton if not to Obama.

  • So what is this alleged defamatory movie about ol’ Mo that got these folks all in a tizzy?

    My guess is there is no such movie, and it was just an excuse to stage an attack on an anniversary of 9/11.

  • I stand corrected – there actually is a movie (a really cheesy bad one at that). Still no excuse, no matter how bad it portrays Mohammed.

  • The embassy statement is stupid, but it appears to have been written prior to the attacks.

  • True BA, and they defended it after the attack as a proper response throughout all of yesterday.

  • There appears to be some question about the movie being an excuse for a previously planned attack. After all, the movie in question appears to have been out for a while.

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/12/cnn-protests-against-film-a-diversion-attack-was-planned/

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  • Don,

    They didn’t defend the statement as a response to the attack (how could they, given that it was issued prior to the attack even happening?) They did say that they stood by the statement even after the attack.

  • Which works out to the same thing BA and is even more pusillanimous. The statement was clearly their response to the attack as their tweets were in the same cowardly vein and they stood behind the statement until they became aware of popular outrage building at home. In short, they ratified the statement as their response to the attack.

  • pusillanimous = timid or cowardly.

    Had to look the meaning up.
    What a cool word – will have to remember………. 🙂

  • It is a word Don that sounds like what it means!

  • Obama for several months now had been “spiking the ‘Killed Bin Laden’ football…” e.g., “He saved GM, he killed Osama!!” Can’t help but wonder if that might have had something to do with the 9/11 anniversary violence and murder in Cairo and the Libyan embassy — Just a thought….

  • I second Katy Malone.

    Of course we are at war, and Anything we do will be held against us. There is no way out of this war but to win it.
    I read some of the comments on the other thread about whether or not the Cristeros should’ve fought back. I say yes. Fight back.

  • Paul W Primavera.
    5.58 am.

    That’s OK Paul, I’ll forgive you this once for calling me an Australian 😉

    Actually, I spent 11 of my 70 years in Oz, so I suppose you can claim some accuracy.

    I have a lot of good friends, and several cousins in Oz, and in fact, some Aussies are just about good enough to be Kiwis, once they are de-Aussiefied. 🙂